Notebook market leaders in Q1 2018, face component supply issue

Analyst firm TrendForce revealed the name of top notebook market leaders in the first quarter of 2018.
Notebook market share Q1 2018
HP is the market leader in the global notebook segment with 24.1 percent share in Q1 2018.

Lenovo is the second largest notebook supplier with 21.2 percent share.

Dell achieved 16.6 percent share in the notebook market. ASUS has 8.9 percent share of the notebook market. Apple has 7.7 percent share of the notebook market. Acer has 7.5 percent share in the worldwide notebook space.

The global notebook shipments reported quarterly decline of 15.7 percent and year-on-year dip of 1.4 percent to 37.27 million units in Q1 2018.

“Notebook components, including passive components, PC DRAM, batteries, MOSFET and display driver IC, have experienced supply issues in 1H18 due to the price upswing,” said  Kou-Han Tseng, TrendForce notebook analyst.

The notebook market saw no shortage of relevant components in the first quarter, when the notebook shipments were low. The supply issues have emerged in the second quarter, when the demand picked up.

Passive component MLCC has witnessed the serious supply issue. Notebook vendors paid higher prices for this component or agreed a postponed delivery time of it.

The supply issues of components will continue in the second half of this year. Together with Microsoft’s rising OS license fees for high-end UHD products, and uncertainties for Intel in shipping Cannon Lake and Whiskey Lake in the third quarter as previously scheduled, the notebook shipments for the year may be lower than expected.

Notebook shipment will decline 0.7 percent in 2018.


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